It’s summertime, and that means more dogs in more places throughout the Metro area. With more dogs around, it’s a good idea to revisit how to safely interact, especially for children. This can help prevent dog bites and the potentially fatal complications that may accompany them.
According to the CDC, you can help prevent dog bites by:
- Not approaching unfamiliar dogs
- Never reaching out towards or touching a dog without asking
- Not running away from or making loud noises around a dog
- Avoiding dogs that are eating, playing with their pups, or sleeping
The CDC recommends you stay still if approached by an unknown dog and that you curl into a ball, protecting the ears and neck with your hands, should one knock you over.
Working to prevent dog bites is in everyone’s best interests, but not all bites can be avoided. If you are attacked by a dog – even if your injuries seem minor – it is a good idea to seek medical assistance. This is particularly true in cases where bleeding is excessive, bone is exposed, the bite is deep, or accompanied by:
These symptoms indicate infection and may necessitate emergency medical services.
If your dog bite results in serious injury, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Call Leventhal Sar LLC at 720.667.3030 to learn how we can help. We serve Denver and all surrounding Front Range and mountain communities